Urban Art Route

Outline

It is the contour of the letters, the outlining of a piece. It is not used in all styles. In 3D or more organic pieces, it is not used.

Pieces

A piece (short for masterpiece), unlike Tags and Throw-ups, aims to be aesthetically appealing. The writer aims at displaying his/her technical and artistic skills.

These pieces may be done on murals, walls, façades or other surfaces, like trains, and, usually, they convey a message beyond the writer’s name, being frequently comprised of a drawing with characters and a background.

Silver piece

The illegal side of graffiti, which entails breaking the law to do a piece. The objective is to flee without getting caught.

Skills

The techniques mastered by a writer.

Stencil

Painting technique using spray on cardboard mould or X-ray sheet.